What does the world look like through your eyes? Do you have family to carry your memories? Do you have pain? What do your hands feel with fingers so different from mine?
I believe that human connection goes much deeper than conversation, sex or solidarity. We are one being that looks out through the eyes of everything that can see. You, me, that old drunk living under the bridge. We are each completely alone but we share the conscious experience; feeling, touching, tasting the world through 7 billion bodies. Each one completely unique, precious. sacred.
When I paint a portrait I come close to knowing how gravity feels in someone else’s skin. And I can look at myself for a moment through their eyes.
2011 – Knysna Gallery, Knysna “In This Skin” (Solo)
2015 – MOMO Gallery Johannesburg “Les is More”
2017 – The V&A Watershed, Cape Town Inaugural “Art Africa Fair”
2017 – The Cape Gallery, Cape Town “Dream Now, Dream Not”
2017 – UJ Gallery, Johannesburg, “PPC Imaginarium Finalist Show”
2017 – Turbine Hall, Johannesburg Turbine Art Fair
2018 February – Investec Cape Town Art Fair “Art at Africa”, Cape Town
2018 March – The Cape Gallery, Cape Town “Illusive Reality”
2018 September – Art Africa, V&A Waterfront “Heritage Day Exhibition”
2019 June – The Cape Gallery, Cape Town “Returning the Gaze”
2019 August – Rust en Vrede Gallery “Sanlam Portrait Award top 40 finalist exhibition”